With its terrace and its five levels, this immense and fashionable spot gives you an idea of the ambiance of the chic areas of Johannesburg. Found in other big South African cities as well, this inescapable chain restaurant has several establishments that are archetypes of the new 'rainbow' generation in South Africa.
Traditional fine cuisine that is revisited with a twist, a solid wine list, and an artsy setting with original contemporary design are on offer. As chicken tagines with cinnamon and coriander from North Africa sidle up to Senegalese grilled fish, cooked with coconut cream, mango and ginger, the whole continent is on stage and brought to your table for you to taste. You can also head out to the terrace and its stylized wrought iron chairs, a cocktail in hand, to watch the crowd on big nights out. The place is also famous for its music, which mixes jazz and itinerant mbira (thumb piano) players from Zimbabwe.
The property revels in beautifully lit interiors, cosy alcoves, and earth tones throughout. The ensemble gives it an irresistible African urban style that has merited it the appreciation of many customers. A reference and a gourmet stop not to be missed.
5, The High Street
+27 (0)11 684 1477
Menu: around 197 ZAR